Thin within

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I am planning to start this today: (NOTE it is Christian-based, so you are warned before you click…)

I may order some of the materials when I can, but I know I can do this for a while even without that.

I followed the “Weigh Down” principles from 1999-2002 and managed to lose and pretty much keep off about 25-30 pounds and was pregnant with Ryan after and delivered him and then went back to my pre-pregnancy weight. The problems started when I abandoned the principles in late 2002 when I got bored with it and stressed out when I went back to work.

Then I discovered Weigh Down’s fundamental “religious” principles were flawed and the leader pretty much was put down in shame by all the churches and her program is now rare to find in a church.

But I had found this Thin Within program which I see has been around since the 70’s, that is very similar, but seems to have a much more sound Biblical based foundation that is not laid into a cult.

Anyway, I hope to have similar success to what I did in the late 90’s and am starting today — waiting for hunger and stopping before full!

(Brushing my teeth and drinking water between meals always helped me…)

(my old weigh down, etc. diary):

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Went off track again–

Hello everyone!!! I’ve been off-track for over a month after losing 9 pounds from Feb. – April. Luckily I’ve only put on 2-3 pounds from what I’d averaged in April (depending if it’s that time of the month or not) but I need to take control TODAY. I am going to try and get back to South Beach Stage 2 today (not quite up to the 2 weeks on Stage 1 I did in February and hope it’s not necessary at this point).

I’m sure I’d feel less tired if I wasn’t cheating on real pop, chips, too much candy, too many carbs, and skipping making my healthy salads. I’m not going to cut way down on carbs right now, and may make the pancakes this morning I’m thinking of, but am going to make SURE I eat a salad today! I’m eating an orange right now :cheer:

2/3/07 – 4/6/07 – had lost 9 pounds (less 2/10ths of a pound). Now am 4.4 pounds heavier than that low but about 2-3 pounds heavier than my average after that.


Craving order, and Chocolate Cake

Ahh, just remembering the days when Ryan laid on a boppy pillow and napped while I typed.  When he was three weeks old I began my legal trans again, just a little, and I remember how I reached my arms around him to type on the keyboard.  Now he’s starting kindergarten in 3 months.  All day kindergarten.
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slow but sure!

The previous two weeks I’d not lost much weight so was so happy to hit 172.5 today! Securely in stage 2 now and getting to eat homemade oatmeal, wheat pasta, rye bread, etc., YUM! I HAVE “cheated” a few times – had chocolate cake on my birthday (1 piece, then no more) and have had about 4 pieces of pizza with lots of veggies, and had a few teaspoons of mashed potatoes 2x. I eat dark chocolate EVERY day and am drinking various kinds of diet pop. (Cherry Coke Zero, and this new Jazz diet Pepsi Caramel Cream are my favorites).

Us having Mr. Chicken was challenging but I ate like 2 big pieces of chicken and took most of the breading off and had just 2 teas. or so of the potatoes. No biscuit, and a HUGE pile of cole slaw.

My measurements are going down more to what they were 1 1/2 years ago (October, November, December of 05) when we moved here but I have a ways to go. My weight is still about 7 pounds higher than then.

First goal to go from 180-165 which is where I was that 1 1/2 years ago.


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4 1/2 pounds down!

I’m on day 10 now, and excited to be able on my birthday (Thursday) at the beginning of my third week to be able to eat a little whole grain bread, fruit, and whole wheat pasta again! I have felt well and make sure I eat the 3 healthy snacks suggested. My day usually consists of either a veggie omelette or cottage cheese with veggies, and lunch is usually a salad or some stew or soup or something. Dinner we often serve the family something like spaghetti and I’ll have a chicken breast with veggies and spaghetti sauce and mozz. cheese. Snacks are veggies and dip, or a cheese stick, or nuts.

I’m ready to be skinny again like when I got married!


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OKAY, I finally did it. I’m back on the Beach. I haven’t done Phase 1 since May of 04 (I lost 20 pounds that summer) and I forgot how hard it is. But I got scared into doing it when I weighed myself yesterday and I was 180 – HORRORS. I hadn’t been that high since May of 05 when I kind of combined South Beach, Weigh Down and Richard Simmons together and lost 15 pounds. I’d maintained about 165 through the winter of 05, then hit 170 last summer, and 175 last fall. But 180 – NO!

I just jumped into it and didn’t even have the food in the house until later yesterday – you should have seen me making my vegetable omelette with shrivelly onion and peppers. And some stale nuts for my snack. But was in heaven later yesterday after the store with fresh plate of some fish and later the stir fried mushrooms and fresher onion – ha!

Today though I have a migraine – blach – but I don’t think it’s from the diet. I think it’s from AF. Don’t the carb withdrawals take about 4 days to hit? That’s my recollection.

So, day 2 of Phase 1- I can have fruit in 12 more days, and funny that’s what I’m REALLY craving now. Fruit. Not my cola, not cookies, not chips – FRUIT. But my deviled eggs actually tasted really good now.

dori, who was really worried this morning after throwing up with the migraine that I was going to blow it and end up having ginger ale and crackers, but it passed. Thankfully.

180/178/125 (yes I lost 2 pounds the first day – water weight)

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